Category: Arts:Visual Arts

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How to solve a problem like Titian’s Tarquin and Lucretia: rehanging paintings in the age of #MeToo

November 6, 2019


Tiffany Jenkins goes to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge to talk to its director Luke Syson, art historian Jill Burke and Michael Savage (aka Grumpy Art Historian) about Titian’s Tarquin and Lucretia, and rehanging paintings in the age of #MeToo. 


John William Waterhouse’s Hylas and the Nymphs 

Raphael’s Lucretia

Sandro Botticelli's The Story of Lucretia 

Titian’s Tarquin and Lucretia

Titian's Rape of Europa 

Nicholas Poussin 

I Modi - The Sixteen Pleasures 


Luke Syson Instagram: Luke Syson

Jill Burke Twitter: @jill_burke

Michael Savage Twitter: @GrumpyArt

Fitzwilliam Museum Twitter: @FitzMuseum_UK


On the decision to temporarily remove John William Waterhouse’s Hylas and the Nymphs

Jill Burke on The Power of Sexual Assault in Titian’s Tarquin and Lucretia

Prof Mary Beard on Lucretia and the politics of sexual assault 


Signature tune: Nick Vander Black Kopal - Galaxy II 

A Himitsu, Track Name: "Reminisce" @ Original upload HERE -       Official "A Himitsu" YouTube Channel HERE 

License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) promoted by NCM  


This episode of Behind the Scenes at the Museum was written and presented by Tiffany Jenkins, recorded by Nicky Barranger, and produced by Jac Phillimore. 

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